Expectations and constraints of plastic packaging waste recyclers under the future EPR scheme in Vietnam: Results from an online social survey

Year of Publication

2022

This document includes information on (1) Creating a guideline dedicated to classify and measure plastic packaging collection and recycling in rural and urban areas; (2) Improving waste sorting at source by consumers; (3) defining best practices for plastic packaging in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

Source:

Rethinking Plastics

Author(s):

Emilie Strady

Geography:

Vietnam

Type:

Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Oceans

This document includes the information on (1) Creating a guideline dedicated to classify and measure plastic packaging collection and recycling in rural and urban areas; (2) Improving waste sorting at source by consumers; (3) defining best practices for plastic packaging in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. This was done through a pilot project which aims to increase the collection, sorting and recycling of plastic. This project aimed to determine how much and what kind of plastic is collected, how and by whom it is transferred and processed or when it is leaked into the environment. Finally, it assesses if and how the plastic waste is recycled and what would be needed to enhance recycling. In addition, the project investigates how segregation at household level can be improved.